The program addresses the complex, interdisciplinary aspects of managing water resources by helping students integrate the biological and physical sciences (which identify and assess problems) with engineering (which defines technological alternatives) as well as law and the social sciences (which assess needs and potential for institutional response). Through the WRM program, a student gains breadth in relevant planning and management areas while developing depth in an area specialty.
The Water Resources Management degree, offered by the University of Wisconsin Madison, is designed to prepare students for employment as water resources management professionals. Rather than conduct individual research projects, WRM students participate in a summer group practicum workshop with a water resources management focus. Students who wish to add individual research credentials to their records frequently arrange to complete a second, simultaneous master's program in one of the university's traditional departments. Those interested primarily in individual research may wish to consider the Nelson Institute's Environment and Resources program as an alternative. The WRM program does not offer a doctoral degree.
- Expand their knowledge of the physical, chemical, biological, and social sciences and learn how to apply this knowledge to the management of water resources.
- Understand water resource decision-making at governance levels from local to national.
- Use a wide range of analytical tools to sustainably manage water resources.
- Participate in as well as lead interdisciplinary teams.
- Orally and in writing communicate to stakeholders the findings and recommendations of interdisciplinary projects.
- Have an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
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- Natural Science & Technology
- Category B: Water Resources Institutions & Public Decision-Making Processes
- Category C: Analytical & Design Tools in Water Resources
- Water Resources Management Practicum Planning Seminar
- Water Resources Management Summer Practicum
- 24 months
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DisciplinesHydrology & Water Management View 63 other Masters in Hydrology & Water Management in United States
- A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or a comparable degree from an international institution is required. International applicants must have a degree comparable to a regionally accredited U.S. bachelor’s degree
- A minimum undergraduate grade-point average (GPA) of 3.00
- The Graduate School does not require the GRE
- International applicants are required to have adequate financial resources to cover expenses for the duration of their studies at UW–Madison
International25336 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 25336 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
National25336 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 25336 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
In-State12009 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 12009 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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